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Winter Market Report

There is not a hige amount to report further to our last Autumn update; how quickly the seasons change! The property market in our “regions”; namely East Midlands and Hull remain sound. Not overly exciting but steady, not race away but not crash. Just how we like it and just how it should be. The […]

Osprey Sales and Lettings: Newsletter 2018

Osprey Sales and Lettings: Newsletter 2018

As we indulge in our annual ritual of forecasting the next 12 months, we are reminded that predictions are only of use if we (the forecaster) have a good track record of forecasting! So, as usual, we’re going to kick things off by reviewing how our predictions performed last year, before giving our forecasts for […]

Some thoughts on the 2017 Autumn Budget:

Some thoughts on the 2017 Autumn Budget:

The Chancellor delivered his Autumn 2017 Budget against a backdrop of no overall Government majority, party disunity and a recent marked slowdown in economic growth. So not much room for drama! Most commentators seem to think it was a cautious Budget. Below, we summarise the key highlights from a property perspective; Stamp Duty: With immediate […]

Hull: on the way up!

Hull: on the way up!

We have seen major changes in Hull over the past few years and as many of you will know Hull is the UK City of Culture 2017; which is having a meaningful impact on the city and its reputation. In the past there have been clear economic and social benefits from being designated as cultural […]

Labour Party and rent control proposal

Trade groups have reacted angrily to Labour’s proposal to introduce rent controls if the party enters government. The announcement, made by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at the party’s conference yesterday afternoon, was quickly criticised by the Association of Residential Letting Agents. “The Labour Party clearly hasn’t learnt the lessons of history. The last time rent […]

Sinking ship? No! Property is still a long term investment…

Sinking ship? No! Property is still a long term investment…

…The media and other property experts have been perpetuating the claim that the property market is sinking, that prices are stagnant or worse falling for anyone looking to sell, and that the market itself is ‘drying up.’ Yes, it’s a gloomy picture to paint, and a worrying one, if you can believe it. But the […]

Good News for the Property Market- it’s over Brexit!

According to Rightmove, the property market has recovered from the shock of the Brexit with more sellers coming to the market and more people buying than a year ago. Its latest house price index reveals that there were 4.6% more sales agreed last month compared to June 2016, and 7.6% more properties coming to the […]